Natriuretic Peptides - Predictors of In-hospital and Long-term Major Adverse Cardiac Events After Emergency Surgery?
The investigators hypothesize that the level of perioperative natriuretic peptides is associated with in-hospital and long term major adverse cardiac events.
3 Years Cardiac Morbidity and Mortality
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Prospective Study to Evaluate the Predictive Value of Brain Natriuretic Peptides for Adverse Long-term Cardiac Outcome|
- Major adverse cardiac event [ Time Frame: in-hospital and during 3 years follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
one vial of serum per patient is retained
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Consecutive patients undergoing emergency surgery
The purpose of the study is to measure levels of brain natriuretic peptides before and after urgent non-cardiac surgery and to evaluate their predictive value for adverse long-term outcome.
|Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine|
|Graz, Austria, 8036|
|Principal Investigator:||Elisabeth Mahla, M.D.||Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Graz|